History has put into development Hannibal, a mini-series which will tell the story of the greatest generals in antiquity – Hannibal Barca and his archrival Scipio Africanus – who went head-to-head in the Second Punic War.
Hannibal begins in Carthage, 264 BC, at the beginning of his life in North Africa and takes viewers through the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome. In what became legend, Hannibal and his archrival Scipio Africanus take a sacred vow to destroy the other and the nation he served. However, despite their fiercely opposed allegiances, the two are brought together and grow to respect each other as brothers. The mini-series is being produced by A+E Studios and Red Arrow Entertainment with Simon Maxwell, Halle Berry, Steven Jensen, Vincent Cirrincione and Jeffrey Caine serving as executive producers. The script is being written by Oscar-nominated writer Jeffrey Caine.
“Hannibal was not only the greatest African general to ever live,” said Executive Producer Halle Berry, “he may have been the greatest general, period. His story is an intricate and captivating ride and I’m thrilled to get this project off the ground with our partners at History.”